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1 ’PHO­TO­GRAPH’ SCREEN­ING: The film ‘Pho­to­graph’ will screen at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is €8 or €6.50 con­ces­sion and avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie. ‘Pho­to­graph’ is a 2019 In­dian com­ing-of-age ro­man­tic drama film writ­ten, co-pro­duced and di­rected by Ritesh Ba­tra. Rafi is a strug­gling street pho­tog­ra­pher in Mum­bai. While dream­ing of a bet­ter life, he sends most of the money he earns back to his vil­lage to pay off the debts of his fa­ther. Un­der mount­ing pres­sure from his grand­mother to get mar­ried, a chance en­counter leads him to Milon, a shy stranger he con­vinces to pose as his fi­ancée. She is a ded­i­cated stu­dent, head­ing for uni­ver­sity and suc­cess, but her shel­tered life has left her iso­lated and long­ing. To keep up the façade, Rafi and Milon meet daily and, de­spite the very dif­fer­ent worlds they both hail from, they be­gin to de­velop a con­nec­tion. Ritesh Ba­tra (‘The Lunch­box’) re­turns to Mum­bai for this charm­ing, bit­ter­sweet ro­mance. The film had its world pre­mière at the 2019 Sundance Film Fes­ti­val and its Euro­pean pre­miere at the 69th Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. 2 CHRIS CURRID: Ark­low’s As­gard Theatre will host the first solo con­cert of per­former Chris Currid on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11, at 8 p.m. Chris trained with Bull Al­ley Theatre in Dublin and has played nu­mer­ous lead­ing roles with mu­si­cal so­ci­eties and com­pa­nies na­tion­wide. He has also toured in Europe with the Rock Tenors. Based in Cour­town Co Wex­ford, Chris is a vo­cal coach and per­for­mance art teacher. The evening will fea­ture a spe­cial guest per­for­mance by the well-known Wick­low singer, Amy Pen­ston. Mem­bers of the Currid School of Per­form­ing Arts will also en­ter­tain, ac­com­pa­nied by Conor Mc­Carthy. Tick­ets cost €12. To book, visit www.gr8events.ie. 3 DON BAKER: Leg­endary blues artist Don Baker and his band will per­form at the Court­house Arts Cen­tre in Ti­na­hely on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11, at 8.30 p.m. The date is part of his Ir­ish tour for his new al­bum ‘Don Baker the Blues Man’ which cov­ers 40 years of Don’s record­ing ca­reer. Tick­ets cost €24/22. To book, call the Court­house Arts Cen­tre box of­fice on 0402 38529. Al­ter­na­tively, visit the web­site: www. court­house­arts.ie. 4 LATIN NIGHT: Bray Latin Night will take place in Jim Doyle’s on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 12. The Salsa and Bachata so­cial dance event will in­clude a be­gin­ner Bachata work­shop where par­tic­i­pants can learn all of the ba­sic foot­work and part­ner work. Then there will be din­ner and drinks fol­lowed by a night of fun on the dance floor. The work­shop is €10 at 6.30 p.m., with op­tional din­ner at 8 p.m., and the party from 9 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. (ad­mis­sion free of charge). 5 CAR BOOT SALE: A car boot sale takes place in St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Bless­ing­ton on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 13. There will be house­hold and work­shop goods, cakes, jams, CDs and cloth­ing. For sell­ers the gates will open from 7 a.m., while the sale for buy­ers runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a lim­ited amount of in­door tables avail­able on a first-come ba­sis. To book a ta­ble, con­tact Pat Con­lon on 086 0752072. There will be free car park­ing in the grounds of St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Ev­ery month a lo­cal char­ity re­ceives a wel­come do­na­tion from this event. 6 SOUND THER­APY: An in­tro­duc­tion to sound ther­apy will be held in the As­gard Theatre, Ark­low on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 12, from 7 p.m. In­creas­ingly pop­u­lar, sound ther­apy uses as­pects of the hu­man voice and ob­jects that res­onate to en­cour­age re­lax­ation. The evening will start with sim­ple ex­er­cises to help par­tic­i­pants laugh to­gether. This will be fol­lowed with a seated sound bath fea­tur­ing the Ti­betan singing bowl, gongs and more. Pro­ceeds from the event will be do­nated to St Ai­dan’s Day Care Cen­tre in Gorey and the As­gard Theatre. Book­ing is essen­tial by call­ing 087 2760125. 7 MU­SIC IN CALARY: A con­cert in aid of Sis­ter Mary Killeen will be held at 8 p.m. on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11, in Calary Church. It will fea­ture so­prano Ava Dodd, ac­com­pa­nied by Rachel Fac­tor, Ciara Bren­nan on harp and mem­bers of Round­wood Comhal­tas. Lo­cal so­prano Marie Gor­man will also per­form. This con­cert will raise funds to sup­port Sis­ter Mary Killeen’s work for street chil­dren in the slums of Nairobi and there is the op­tion of a de­li­cious sup­per be­fore it starts. The sup­per will be­gin at 6 p.m. and the con­cert will start at 8 p.m. Tick­ets for the sup­per and con­cert are €40. while those for just the con­cert are €18, or €15 with con­ces­sions. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to buy tick­ets, con­tact John on 01 2818146.

A scene from the film ‘Pho­to­graph’ – SEE NUM­BER 1.

Mary Gra­ham per­form­ing sound ther­apy – SEE NUM­BER 6

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